Students of Color

Identity plays a role within the workplace and affects how you approach your job or career search.

At Career and Employment Services (CES), our advisors take a personalized approach to working with each student. We can help you navigate how to incorporate all aspects of your identity, as you explore career paths that complement your unique set of interests, skills, strengths, values, and experiences.

Peruse the resources below, check out the Thrival Guide, and if you’d like to chat about career topics, we invite you to schedule an appointment! We can also help you connect to alumni who share the same identity. Just let us know. CES is here for you!

Career resources for…

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
NCAPA features a variety of professional associations that are members of the coalition. Browse this list to connect with organizations that align with your professional interests and/or your cultural identity. Each professional association offers career resources (including some job boards) and opportunities to connect with professionals in the field.

Ascend – Pan-Asian Leaders
Ascend is the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America. They offer leadership and professional development programs for all stages of your professional life – from student to executive.

Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
CAPAL empowers Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline.

National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

  • Use the NAAAP job board to explore and find opportunities from a variety of industries.
  • Join the NAAAP Seattle Facebook group to connect with local Asian American professionals, attend professional development events, and participate in community service.

The Black EOE Journal
This leading business and career magazine features a list of diversity-certified organizations, a job board, and scholarship announcements.

Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN)
BCWN fosters the professional growth of Black women. Professional development and access to mentors is offered through curated tools, resources, and a strong network — to help you manage, navigate, and thrive within your career.
This database highlights job openings with companies that support diversity and inclusion. It includes internships, scholarships, and full-time positions.

National Urban League (NUL)

  • Peruse the NUL Jobs Network for nationwide job openings, along with events that offer career support.
  • The Tacoma Urban League assists the Black community and other underserved urban residents in the achievement of social equality and economic independence. Their Career Empowerment Academy offers you client-led, strength-based classes where you can create a comprehensive career plan, receive expert advice from a career coach, and network with industry leaders.

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members, managing various scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs.

Native America Today (NAT)
NAT’s list of Community Resources highlights associations that promote holistic development of Native Americans. Search the Professional Associations list for groups of professionals in your field of interest.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
NCAI’s Job Listing resource includes jobs offered by employers that are American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native businesses, governments, or organizations. The list also includes opportunities submitted by businesses, governments, or organizations seeking to hire Native Americans.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
The AIGC is the premier national resource in funding and empowering the next generation of Native leaders across all sectors, by meeting the unmet need of every Native American student. Their Beyond College resource includes a graduate school guide and lists of scholarships, internships, and career opportunities. lists opportunities for Native American job seekers.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS offers programs and events to train and support the next generation of diverse STEM talent. They provide the opportunities, resources, and support systems needed to advance your education and career.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
CHCI Congressional Internship Program provides a paid internship for promising Latinx undergraduate students to intern with a congressional office. Interns work on Capitol Hill, and attend weekly sessions that include professional and leadership development, and civic engagement through community service.

A partner in the Professional Diversity Network, iHispano’s job board features employers that are committed to building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base. lists jobs and promotes career fairs that recruit Bilingual Latino & Diversity professionals.

This civil rights and advocacy organization challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect the Latinx population in the United States. UnidosUS has cultivated an affiliate network of organizations to support your wellbeing, leadership, career development and advancement.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
HACU’s Student Programs provide professional development opportunities through leadership summits, boot camps, and leadership institutes. You’ll also find internship programs, a job board, an alumni network, and scholarship resources.

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